The Six Days of Creation


Albert E. Farley

Where did we ever get the idea that the heavens and the earth and all things therein were created in six days? Where did we ever get the idea that seven days make up one week of time? The answer, of course, is the Bible. The Bible declares, clearly and emphatically, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." On the first day, God created light; on the second day, He created the firmament (heaven) above the earth; on the third day, He gathered the waters together into seas, and the dry land appeared. He then created the vegetation on the earth. On the fourth day, He placed stars, moon, and the sun in the firmament above the earth; on the fifth day, He created the animal life of the seas and the air. On the sixth day, He created the animal life of the earth the land animals. Finally, on the sixth day, He created man in His own image after His own likeness. See Genesis, chapters 1 and 2.

Moses, the great man of God, believed the divine account of creation. He wrote the words of Genesis. He also wrote, in Exodus 20:11, "For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it." Of man and woman, Moses wrote, "In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created." Genesis 5:1, 2.

The Psalmist declared, "By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast." Psalm 33:6-9.

The Levites, Jeshua, Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah, Shebaniah, and Pethahiah believed in Moses' account of the creation. They said, "Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee." Nehemiah 9:6.

All of creation was accomplished by and through the Word. Notice: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." John 1:1-3. Who was this Word? John said, in verse 14, "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth."

Dear friends, Jesus Christ was the Word. It was by Him, in the beginning, that all things were made that were made! God spoke, and it was so! The writer of the book of Hebrews wrote, "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear." Faith comes from hearing the Word of God. Romans 10:17. God's people walk by faith. 2 Corinthians 5:7.

How long did God take to create all things? Six days. Jesus knew that man was created on the sixth day. In Matthew 19:4, Jesus asked, "Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female ... ?" When did God make man male and female? In the beginning. Everything in creation was made "in the beginning" in the first six days of time! Where do we read the account of the beginning of man? In the book of Genesis.

We plead with our readers to take God at His Word. God did not "create" man through eons of evolution from a one-celled amoeba. The theory of organic evolution is false science. It is a Godless, faithless, anti-Biblical theory. Do not let anyone whether he or she be a PhD college professor, scientist, or a member of the denominational "clergy" rob you of your reward through human philosophy or vain deceit. If one can reject the first page of the Bible, he can and will reject any and every other page of the Bible. If not, why not? The end will be eternal destruction. Revelation 22:17-19.

Let us believe to the saving of our souls. Rt 5 Box 1468, Salem, WV 26426.


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